Bringing Active Living Professionals Together to Ensure Inclusion For All
We know physical activity is important for health and wellbeing, especially for persons with disabilities. Accordingly, it is important to have inclusive physical activity guidelines for people living with disabilities—but are the WHO's guidelines themselves inclusive? Drs. Martin Ginis, Latimer-Cheung, and West explored this question in their commentary on the WHO guidelines, discussing why the guidelines may not be inclusive or appropriate for persons with disabilities. Continue reading to better understand this perspective.
As a Kinesiology graduate, I have often wondered why it was so difficult for me to become active while living with a disability. From the countless opportunities to be active in this country, why did it feel like such a feat? I grew up a super active kid, always privileged enough to be involved in some type of physical activity or sport. After an accident in 2013 that left me with a spinal cord injury, I quickly learned that I carried a lot of privilege.
Our partner, Calgary Adapted Hub, powered by Jumpstart Research is holding their first Community Engagement Seminar. The seminar will feature Dr. Cheri Blauwet speaking about “From the Paralympics to Public Health: The Impact of Sport and Physical Activity for People with Disabilities”. The seminar will be February 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm MST.